[UPDATED] New York Post cuts 13 full-time positions

UPDATE: Capital New York has names and more details about the layoffs.

New York Post editor Col Allan’s memo about today’s layoffs:

From: Col Allan
To: Newsroom
Date: 6/7/2013
Subject: Announcement to newsroom staff

To all staff:

As we continue to strengthen the business of the Post, nypand as part of the staff reduction initiative announced a few weeks ago, I am writing to let you know that we will be eliminating 13 full-time positions today throughout the organization. We have already contacted those who will be departing, and I want to express my sincere thanks for all of their contributions to the Post.

The decision to lay off employees is not one that we make lightly, but it is a necessary step as we continue to reduce costs, refocus our priorities, and re-imagine overall how we run as a company. The future of the Post is as vibrant as its brand, both in print and digitally, and we will continue to focus on the core areas we see key to a strong future.

Thank you for your patience and continued hard work as we get through this time of transition.